Tara Holley's first on-air experience was at age 3 on a jingle in Temple, Texas. Radio has been a part of her life ever since. She received a BA in Theatre and Communication in 2004 from McMurry University. Her professional journey includes theatre, Neilsen media research, advertising and marketing, creative writing and scripting, and more. However, radio has always been her first professional love. Tara writes about all things East Texas -- including fantastic food, Texas legends and lore, and lifestyle topics. She loves conversation, comedy, coffee, animals, philosophy, and the arts. Her basic life philosophy can be summed up in the words of the great Bill and Ted: “Be Excellent to Each Other.” Tara received the Mayor's ROSE (Recognition of Service and Excellence) Award in 2021 and the President's Club Award for Townsquare Media Tyler in 2021 for Contributor of the Year. She served on the Heart of Tyler Board of Directors from 2017-2022, was a 2-year Chair for the Downtown Tyler Film Festival, and served on the Tyler Civic Theatre Board for several years, as well. She is currently on the Tyler Music Friendly Advisory Board.'
Expert Says Texans Should NEVER Put These 11 Items on Top of the Fridge
And so, that flat space above the refrigerator seemed like the PERFECT place to put things that had nowhere else to live in my kitchen. After all the pantry space in some of these places wasn't 'ample,' either but hey--we do what we must. Until we find out we shouldn't. Ugh. So many 'shouldn'ts,' aren't there? But once you go through these items, I think it's easy to see why this matters.
President Biden Just Announced Debt Cancellation for Some Texas Students
According to a story shared on BuzzFeed, early on Friday, President Biden announced plans to cancel student loans for certain borrowers. The plan is to begin the process in February "as part of a new repayment plan that’s taking effect nearly six months ahead of schedule."
Boom! See 7 of the Best Landmarks in Texas in Just One Long Weekend
It won't come as a surprise to any native Texan, but the Lone Star State is chock-full of iconic places to visit. This road trip will show you SEVEN of them.
Hey You! H-E-B Needs Help From 1,000 People in Texas Right Now
Well, according to Glassdoor Employees' Choice Best Places to Work in 2020 is is when it comes to competitive pay and benefits, as well as opportunities to grow in the company. Granted, that was almost four years ago now. But I know people who have at one point or currently work with H-E-B, and they enjoy it.
This UT Austin Graduate’s Work May Soon Extend the Life of Your Beloved Dog
LOY-001 is designed for the bigger dogs that tend to have shorter lives than their smaller counterparts and according to Loyal's research, aims at a hormone in dogs that not only causes larger growth in canines but can also contribute to a faster aging process.
[WATCH] Our Honest Review of the Hot New Menu Item at Whataburger in Texas
Have you tried them yet? According to the signage, they're only around for a limited time so...be forewarned before you find yourself too addicted to the deliciousness.
Will Walmart Remove Self-Checkout in Texas in 2024?
Walmart has removed self-checkout at several locations in one state -- could Texas be next?
Can Texas Police Legally Search Your Vehicle Without a Warrant?
Everyone has been stopped at least once, or has witnessed a traffic stop, but what about having the police search their vehicles? Is it even legal for Texas police to do so without a warrant?
[WATCH] These Rare Mushrooms ‘Hiss’ As They Bloom Across Texas Right Now
The 'Texas Star' is blooming across central Texas, and apparently, it makes a hissing sound as it does so, while releasing a spore-cloud, according to Texas Parks & Wildlife. They pop up during months when we have cooler temps and grow on elm tree stumps and their roots when they are in a decomposition state.
Is it Ever Actually Legal to Pass a Vehicle on the Right in Texas?
On occasion I have seen people passing so wildly on the right, then left, and so on, I half expect to see them become a hovercraft and fly away in their apparent frenzy. (To be honest, when drivers seem THAT frantic I wish they would fly away--because they can pose a serious threat to public safety.)